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The Clue

Prickly ___ (4 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer PEAR is seen frequently, appearing about once every 120 puzzles.

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PEAR as a noun:

1. sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
2. (pear, pear tree, Pyrus communis) = Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties